NTSB Identification: ANC92LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47437.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 12, 1992 in VALDEZ, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: RICHARD C. BALLOW KITFOX 1, registration: N5154U
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING ROLL, HE APPLIED THE BRAKES WHILE ON A PATCH OF ICE CAUSING THE WHEELS TO LOCK UP. WHEN THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE ICY AREA AND ONTO A DRY PART OF THE RUNWAY, THE WHEELS REMAINED LOCKED CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO NOSE OVER. THE CONDITION OF THE RUNWAY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS MENTIONED IN NOTAM DELTA #02/026.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THE AIRPLANE'S BRAKES. FACTORS WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE ICY RUNWAY CONDITION AND THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS TYPE OF OPERATION.

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